The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and our founding organization S.L.E. Lupus Foundation are dedicated to furthering scientific innovation, advancing the most novel research that has produced many of the important breakthroughs over the past decade. Both organizations strongly support the AllTrials campaign to require registration and reporting of clinical research results. Science cannot move forward without learning from the insights gained from experience, whether results signal success or failure.
The LRI and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation are committed to championing clinical trials in lupus. Existing treatments come with challenging side effects, and there has been only one new drug approved in nearly 50 years. To translate discovery in the laboratory to safer and more effective treatments for patients, clinical trials are critical. And participants are desperately needed to fill the trials. Knowing that trial results will be reported can be important to people considering whether to enroll. LupusTrials.org, the only dedicated clinical trial website in lupus, was designed to help people with lupus learn about trials and explore which might be right for them.